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by Redbloke1956
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

Hi Trent, Sorry mate I am not quite following this “ Normally I would like the front edge of the bridge to be 5mm from the centre of bridge.” And also this ”So, SL 645.2 + compensation 3.5 - 5mm = 643.7mm from the nut or 321.1 from the 12th.” So, Is the measurement from the 12th fret to the front of...
by Redbloke1956
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

TOTALLY confused now, I have read everything I can find on positioning of the saddle and still don’t get it. This is my first build and I am following (what I can) the Gore/Gilet build book. I have gone with: Steel String Scale Length 645.2 mm Falcate Braced Bolt on-Bolt off neck Saddle only Compens...
by Redbloke1956
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

Thanks all for helping a newbie, I ended up shaving a couple of mm off the top of the bridge, plugged holes 1 and 6, put a thicker piece of Rosewood on top of bridge then redrilled holes with 1 and 6 aligning with 2 and 5 respectively. A little tidying up still to do, very happy so far. Thanks again...
by Redbloke1956
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What dimension for bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: What dimension for bridge

Martin, thanks for the reply mate, now don’t laugh....what sort of figure is the final action height....know virtually nothing about guitars yet, I don’t even play yet...this is a birthday gift🤦🏻‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ for my brother
by Redbloke1956
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: What dimension for bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 379

What dimension for bridge

Hi all, I have inserted this in a previous post but am posting it again as a standalone. I am about to carry out a repair to the bridge on my first build and realise that an “accurate” figure cannot be stated without figures that I cannot yet measure, but I am looking for a ballpark/Starting point f...
by Redbloke1956
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

Hi again Brains Trust,
I am about to attempt my repair and need some info that I can’t seem to find anywhere: If I run a straightedge (as per pic) along the frets, is there a ballpark figure I should aspire to in relation to bridge height and that straightedge?
by Redbloke1956
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

Hi again Brains Trust,
I am about to attempt my repair and need some info that I can’t seem to find anywhere: If I run a straightedge (as per pic) along the frets, is there a ballpark figure I should aspire to in relation to bridge height and that straightedge?
by Redbloke1956
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

Hi Mark, thanks for the kind words mate
Ummm...have you been checking my letterbox because these arrived today
by Redbloke1956
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

Thanks to all for the most excellent and useful responses, I have come to the conclusion that my best course of action is to plug the peg holes for 1st and 6th strings and move them tailward to line up with 2nd and 5th respectively. There are no braces near either peg hole so that issue is thankfull...
by Redbloke1956
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

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This pic shows the pencil line is the rear of the 5mm saddle slot, the edge of the tape aligns with the pine holes
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by Redbloke1956
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: Saddle position

Thanks for all the responses guys, here is my process: Not having a long enough accurate ruler to measure full length I have 322.6mm from fretboard side of (uncompensated) nut to centre of 12th fret. Now the confusing part (for me) 322.6mm + 3mm for compensation = 325.6mm from nut to saddle on centr...
by Redbloke1956
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Saddle position
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Saddle position

Hi to all, I am building my first guitar, I am currently at this point: Bolt on/Bolt off, Falcate braced, Steel string, 12the fret at the neck/body joint, Saddle only Compensation (not yet done) Bridge is glued down, ALL finish applied. Today was to be the day that I routed out the saddle slot, by m...
by Redbloke1956
Sun May 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: My pore filling
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

Re: My pore filling

Hi Bob_H, I have used the shellac and Pumice method for pore filling and found it works very well, my understanding of that method is that the Pumice acts like an abrasive on the timber that effectively “sands” out fine particles of the parent timber and mixes with the shellac to fill the pores. Whi...
by Redbloke1956
Sun May 24, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: My pore filling
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

Re: My pore filling

Hi Allen, I have given your reply considerable thought and carried out some tests and observations, you are correct about the sink back but I think you need to take into account the time taken for the solvent to evaporate. The amount of gassing off? Decreases exponentially over time, you mentioned i...
by Redbloke1956
Wed May 20, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: My pore filling
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

Re: My pore filling

Thanks Richard, I would be interested in the thinning ratio recommended to you, that could be the difference?
I followed the ratio of 60/40 with 10 total coats as recommended by Allen R. McFarlen in the tutorials.

Kev
by Redbloke1956
Tue May 19, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: My pore filling
Replies: 12
Views: 2333

My pore filling

Hi to all, long time follower but first time poster. I have fairly recently started “building” guitars after seeing a few impressive specimens that my neighbour built. My plan has been to build something halfway decent as a birthday gift for my brother, my first prototype (with low cost timber) was ...